Latest civil service & public affairs moves — June 10
New appointments in the civil service, UK politics, and public affairs, via our colleagues at Dods People
- Department of Health and Social Care: Chris Whitty to replace Sally Davies as chief medical officer for England and the UK government’s chief medical adviser.
- Cabinet Office: Senior Salaries Review Body – Sharon Witherspoon reappointed as a member; House of Lords Appointments Commission – Lord Chartres, Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle and Charles Moore named as independent members.
- Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Office of Communications – Sharon White to stand down as chief executive at the end of the year; Charity Commission – Paul Martin reappointed to the Board.
- Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Kumar Iyer to become chief economist in July; Owen Jenkins has been appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia and non-resident Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste; Karen Bell has been appointed High Commissioner to the Republic of Vanuatu.
- Crown Prosecution Service: Rebecca Lawrence to become chief executive in September, replacing Paul Staff who is in the role on an interim basis.
- Conservative Party: Theresa May stepped down as leader of the Party on 7 June.
- Welsh Government: Social Care Wales Board - Michael Giannasi to become Chair from 1 August and Maria Battle and Trystan Pritchard become members from 1 July.
- Scottish Parliament: Parliamentary Bureau – Rhoda Grant replaced Neil Findlay as a member.
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- The Carnegie UK Trust: Sarah Davidson to become chief executive in early August.
- Young Women’s Trust: Sophie Walker to replace Carole Easton as chief executive in September.
- Google UK – Jenny Jamie appointed as director of communications and public affairs.
- APCO Worldwide: Steve Earl named as managing director of UK operations.
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